Welcome to the world of Pinterest. Being big fans of progressive technology, we're happy to show you this fabulous online tool that will allow you to create inspiration boards for anything you choose. It's in beta, meaning you'll have to request an invite, but they come rather quickly, and pinning away you will be!
Brides looking to capture anything and everything of their own personal style can create a board and add items they identify with. Name another board "bouquets" and browse the wedding blogs and sites for inspiration and create a collection of colors, style and anything you think could provide inspiration for your bouquet. Keep creating as many boards as you need to keep your ideas in one place.
We've already created a few boards, and are already using it and Minigroup to work with brides for our flower shop. It's very easy to spend a lot of time on this site, so don't say we didn't warn you!
Make sure to read the examples of brides using this online tool to help plan their wedding. Always glance over the "about" page to make sure you're in the right place, and there's even a section devoted to etiquette.
You can have your bridesmaids, moms, and other important influencers in your event "follow' your inspiration board, or even become a contributor.
There are so basic options to get you started, the first being to add a pin. You can also upload images from your computer that are your property or have permission to share. Pinterest etiquette recommends citing original sources. And, if you see a nice chair, table or piece of furniture, create a board of wishlist items that you'd like to see in your living room one day. The options are endless...
You can see a few of the images I had repinned to my "Groom-er" pinboard, with guy stuff on it. Groom-er of a series of blog articles written for guys planning their Rocky Mountain wedding. I put some style on there, but a few other surprises as well. Be sure to follow other fun wedding blogs on Pinterest,
So, check out this new social network, but one we think that you'll soon be obsessed with, spending way too much time on, but finding out it's a brilliant way to organize random inspirations, ideas and details! Please comment below if you're on Pinterest, so that others can find you from this blog.
This is the start of your online collaboration between vendors, brides, planners, family and friends, all using the same platform to share inspiration, provide support and commentary, and most of all, to have a little fun while we plan all these weddings! Thanks for reading and happy planning everyone.